November 16, 2017 Subject:
"Tell Your Mom This"
This cartoon (humorously) speaks volumes.
A quote by Daniell Koepek -
"Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren’t inherently bad people, but they aren’t the right people for us. And as hard as it is, we have to let them go. Life is hard enough without being around people who bring you down, and as much as you care, you can’t destroy yourself for the sake of someone else. You have to make your wellbeing a priority. Whether that means breaking up with someone you care about, loving a family member from a distance, letting go of a friend, or removing yourself from a situation that feels painful — you have every right to leave and create a safer space for yourself."
October 13, 2016 Subject:
If we were born knowing these things, how wonderful would it be? Instead, we're born innocent, must pass through the early gardens of our upbringing - good or bad, nurturing or abusive, or a combination of the two. Becoming an adult brings freedom and painful realizations at the same time.
December 1, 2013 Subject:
Being kind and telling the truth.
This is a good visual illustration of standing your ground, speaking the truth, and respecting yourself, and at the same time, staying calm, considerate, and kind. Where was this cartoon when I was growing up?
I think a whole book should be made out of these types of things.